when we bought our tree a couple of weeks ago, i think the boys slipped the tree guy a $20 and told him to give us a bad tree. they knew that if they did that then omar and i would be forced to buy another tree and give them yet another tree to decorate this year.
for a few days i pretended that the light in our living room is just really bad and that no, the tree wasn’t really turning brown. but it is brown. and droopy. and has not even drunk up 1 inch of water. and there is no way it’s making it through christmas, let alone epiphany (we’re “leave the decorations up until epiphany” people).
tree two is waiting in the wings still wrapped in its netting and trying to prove to us that it is a good little tree that can drink like a good tree should.
and the boys think this is all just awesome.